PROFILE: understanding the 2022-23 Peruvian uprising

Nicolás M. Somma, Rodolfo Disi, Rodrigo M. Medel

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This profile examines Peru’s unexpected popular uprising of 2022–23, which is distinct from its neighbors due to decades of relative calm. We combine three concepts emphasizing time-varying processes: deep-rooted societal inequality across class, ethnicity, and regions resulting in a fragmented civil society (long term); a mounting crisis in political representation (medium term); and the immediate trigger, namely, the removal of President Pedro Castillo (short term), which incited his supporters and sparked widespread protests.

Original languageEnglish
JournalSocial Movement Studies
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2024


  • durable inequality
  • moral shocks
  • Peru
  • political crisis
  • Rebellions
  • uprisings

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • Sociology and Political Science


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